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  • 15 December 2020

    Science, Policy & A Green Recovery: Planetary Health and Human Health

    Could climate change or deforestation cause the next pandemic? In the final episode of our series on Science, Policy and a Green Recovery, host Dr Rob Doubleday and guest host Kate McNeil explore the links between planetary health and human health. Throughout the episode, they hear about how human activity is placing pressure on the natural world and how that can influence the risks posed by zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. They also address how unsustainable human activities and climate change are contributing threats to human health from non-communicable diseases and as a consequence of natural disasters.
  • 14 December 2020

    Policy, Scientific Advocacy, and Combatting Obesity

    CSaP convened an expert panel and a group of early career researchers from the Cambridge Metabolic Network and the Cardiovascular Interdisciplinary Research Centre to explore the role of scientific advice and advocacy in responding to the UK's obesity epidemic.
  • 17 April 2020

    Science, Policy and Pandemics: Applying Statistical Methods

    In the fourth episode of our podcast series on Science, Policy & Pandemics, Dr Rob Doubleday spoke with Dr Daniela De Angelis, Professor of Statistical Science for Health at the University of Cambridge to discuss applying statistical methods to epidemiology, disease transmission, and how we're using models to understand the burden on the NHS posed by covid-19.
  • 14 April 2020

    Science, Policy and Pandemics: Diagnostic Testing

    How can scientific labs support the efforts to scale diagnostic testing for covid-19? As part of CSaP's podcast series Science, Policy and Pandemics, we sat down with Cambridge scientists Professor Stephen Baker and Dr Caroline Trotter to learn more about the epidemiology of covid-19 and to hear one scientist's story about running a coronavirus diagnostic testing laboratory.
  • 8 April 2020

    Science, Policy and Pandemics: Epidemiological Modelling and Covid-19

    In the first episode of CSaP's new podcast series on Science, Policy and Pandemics, Professor Julia Gog and Professor James Wood discuss epidemiological modelling and covid-19.
  • 8 April 2020

    Science, Policy and Pandemics: Communicating Evidence and Uncertainty

    In the second episode, Dr Rob Doubleday spoke with Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter and Dr Alexandra Freeman of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication. In the context of the current pandemic, they discussed what research has been done on the best way to communicate evidence and uncertainty and the best way to communicate the relationship between expert advice and political decision making.
  • 7 April 2020

    Perspectives on Citizen Science

    During the lightning round of CSaP's Spring 2020 Virtual Citizen Science Conference, six individuals working in different aspects of citizen science shared their stories and offered their perspective on what it means to engage in citizen science.
  • 6 March 2020

    What does it take to achieve science-informed policy?

    At the CSaP Annual Lecture last month, Dame Sally Davies told the behind-the-scenes story of her work on AMR, drawing lessons for scientists, civil servants, politicians and others committed to evidence-informed policy.
  • 21 January 2020

    Developing a generation of scientific advisors in STEM

    How can future leaders in the engineering and physical sciences contribute to policymaking? CSaP and the Bennett Institute explored this question at a recent event with Churchill College.